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613-331-1786
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Rachel Gill

Birth and Postpartum Doula

About Me

Hi! I'm Rachel, and I am a Doula serving the Ottawa area. I have always loved babies, and found pregnancy and birth to be absolutely fascinating! When I became pregnant myself for the first time I really developed a true passion for learning everything I could about birth, babies, breastfeeding and all the options available for maternity care. This passion, along with my calm and caring nature drew me to pursue a career as a doula, so that I could share my passion with others!

I believe that every family has the right to feel supported in the way they want to give birth and parent. I can help you to explore all of your options, and understand the birth process as well as the newborn phase. I want to help women realize that they are strong and capable, so that they can feel empowered as they go into labour and new motherhood. I can provide physical comfort measures and emotional support to help you through the intense experience of childbirth. I will also support your partner, and help them to feel confident and involved in supporting you too. 

With my postpartum support I can help your family adjust to life at home with a new baby (or babies!). 

I am a bebo mia certified Maternal Support Practitioner. I am also a member of Ottawa Valley Doulas Association (OVD), and subscribe to their code of ethics, and standards of practice. Being a member of OVD also means that I hold a badge which allows me to count as a member of your care team at most Ottawa area hospitals. This means that I will always be permitted to accompany you to your birth and will not be counted as a visitor and subjected to protocols in place for family and visitors.

When I am not supporting families through pregnancy and new parenthood, I enjoy traveling, snowboarding, or spending time with family and friends. I also love to get crafty with sewing or crochet projects! 

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Services

Birth Support

Whether this is your first pregnancy, or you've been through it all before, I can offer calm and caring birth support that meets your needs.  

Postpartum Support

Bringing a new baby (or babies) into your home can be overwhelming! I can help you with whatever you need to make this transition a little easier.  

 
 

Inspiration

“There is power that comes to women when they give birth. They don’t ask for it, it simply invades them. Accumulates like clouds on the horizon and passes through, carrying the child with it.”

-Sheryl Feldman